'STROKE SEASON': CBC doctor says increased cases of stroke likely linked to the flu

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On Wednesday, Canadian Dr. Raj Bhardwaj, a family physician and urgent care doctor according to the CBC, said that everyone should get ready for “stroke season” which now apparently comes after “flu season.”

Bhardwaj said to CBC’s Rob Brown, “I didn’t know about this either until last year, but It turns out that after flu season, about three or four weeks later, there is a stroke season. And like you said, most of Canada is getting down off of a big hump of flu.”

“So now we’re starting to see more strokes and a friend of one of my colleagues actually mentioned that at work the other day, ‘So if you noticed how many strokes we’re seeing, it’s a lot more than usual it feels like?'” Bhardwaj added. “So anecdotally, we’re starting to see that.”

Bhardwaj, who also works as a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Calgary,

Influenza is a communicable disease, like Covid, herpes, and chickenpox among many others. They are illnesses that spread from person to person through a variety of methods.

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